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Fountain commemorates the life of Mrs Elizabeth Cook, wife of the famous navigator Captain James Cook. The fountain is believed to be the only monument in the world dedicated to Captain Cook's wife and is a monument to her formidable courage and character. The fountain was donated by the Sutherland Shire's Bicentenary Women's Committee.
Elizabeth Cook, who, when she died in Clapham at the age of 93 years in May 1835, had outlived her husband, all of her children, and most of her friends and relatives. She lived in virtual widowhood throughout most of her married life because her husband was a master mariner, one of England's best known.
|Address:||President Avenue & Kareena Road, E.G.Waterhouse Camellia Gardens, Caringbah, 2229|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.042081|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 27th February, 1971|
The Council of the Shire of Sutherland
February 27 1971 By
Councillor (Mrs) J.M.Manuel
Deputy Shire President
On Behalf Of
Shire Women's Organisations
As A Tribute To
The Wife Of Captain James Cook